By Louise Drewery on 11 July 2019
Centrica Storage Ltd (CSL) has proudly provided sponsorship for crew dry suits at Humber Rescue, a local independent charity located just a mile away from CSL’s headquarters in Hessle, East Yorkshire.
For over 29 years, Humber Rescue has supplied fast response search and rescue operations on the Humber Estuary. Covering approximately 540 square miles of water including the River Hull, the Trent, the Ouse and the River Humber, they are staffed entirely by volunteers who give up their time, night and day to attend incidents, sometimes in tragic circumstances.
The River Humber is considered among the most dangerous navigable rivers on earth. It isn’t surprising therefore, that even the most experienced of navigators can be caught out by seven knot currents and its changing sands.
Since April 1990 Humber Rescue has attended over 2,300 incidents, and 2019 has already proved to be a challenging year with over 70 callouts up to the end of June.
Roy Begg, Lead Contract Support Engineer, CSL, is a volunteer crew member.
“I joined Humber Rescue because I have always had huge admiration for the people who offer their time and support so selflessly, in all weather conditions, to support others in need. I love the fact I’m able to help others by doing something I enjoy.”
Greg McKenna, Managing Director, CSL says:
“We shouldn’t underestimate the significant contribution Humber Rescue make to our community. At CSL we are proud to be able to play our small part in supporting their work.
“By providing sponsorship for new dry suits, the volunteer crew members are able to focus on ensuring the safety of others while staying safe themselves.”
Photo, L to R: Roy Begg, Lead Contract Support Engineer, CSL and Crew member, David Roberts, Coxswain, Greg McKenna, Managing Director, CSL, Ryan Bennett, Crew member, Sam Willis, trainee Crew member.*
*Photo credit: Joseph Day Photography © 2019
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